Monday, January 17, 2011

Rescued Quilts!

My dear husband bought these quilts at a car swap meet yesterday..... and for $25.00!  They came with two other quilts, made of poly double knits... tied with  poly batting..... they will be used for protecting car fenders.... which sadly is probably where these two beauties were bound to go, if not spotted by one of the guys under a table.

 "I could be Denise's hero if we got those quilts", he told Mike later at breakfast.  "what quilts? he asked.  "in the horse arena, there were quilts...."   so after breakfast, these four men traipse back to the swap meet, to find the guy with the basket of quilts.  (oh, how I wish I could have been there to hear four men talking about the quilts under a table at the car swap meet....) 

So I get a phone call, "hey, there are some quilts here, how much are they worth?"   I asked.."can you take a pic with your phone and send it to me?"   (Well, that didn't happen...)  He did take the picture, but couldn't figure out how to send it via the droid.   He did manage to tell me in the phone conversation that the nice one, was a wedding ring quilt... and he thought it was hand quilted! 

The double wedding ring was probably made in the 1980's, judging by the fabrics.  The maker did a nice job with color placement, putting a lime green plaid fabric in the same place on each melon, creating a green wheel effect at each intersection.    She used tiny seams allowances though, so there is some mending to be done.... and it won't be the first round.  I see where it has been mended before.   It is 80" square.   It has a polyester batting and is stain free.  


This sweet baby quilt was in the bottom of the basket.  It is also hand quilted, and has been lovingly used.  In looking at it closely, the maker fussy cut the eyes out of a white with blue polka dot fabric, so that they are all looking in the same direction.

He is a keeper!  He not only knew the pattern name, he noticed that it was hand quilted, and he went back to find them.....  Maybe he is listening.....


  1. Wow Denise, how cool! That's awesome Hubby thought you'd like them and brought em home. That kitty one is darling. And I like the wedding ring too.

  2. What a great find! I love the hand quilting on the wedding ring quilt and the kitties are so cute. Yes, your hubby's a keeper.

  3. Isn't it funny how they get interested in our hobby? I can say that Rob would have done the same thing. Good for us! Lane

  4. Those are beautiful, Denise. I love the second one the best.
    About a week ago, I found an old double wedding ring quilt at an antique shop out here... I paid a bit more than your husband but I love mine. He got quite a deal! Can I borrow him? LOL

  5. Wow, what a find! I'm not a quilter but do cross-stitch and my hubby is my best champion for promoting my time to stitch! Keep your dear husband!